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U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the Laredo Port of Entry seized more than $3 million in cocaine in a commercial truck containing papier-mâché handicrafts on April 8, 2022 in Laredo, Texas.


The drug bust was at the World Trade Bridge. An 18-wheeler truck arriving from Mexico was hauling a shipment of papier-mâché of glass handicrafts. 

A search of the truck commercial shipment led to the discovery of 101 packages containing a total of 427 pounds of cocaine concealed within the conveyance. The cocaine had an estimated street value of $3.2 million.

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The drugs were seized. It is not clear if the truck driver was arrested, sometimes drivers do not know what is in the shipment, as their only job is to pick-up and make deliveries.